Amazon Lands Fox Broadcasting

In other big streaming deals, Amazon this weekend announced a partnership with Fox Broadcasting Company. Per a blog post by CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon said Prime subscribers will now have unlimited access to thousands more hours of movies and TV shows, TechCrunch reports. "These are huge titles, too: "The X-Files," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "24," "Arrested Development," and "The Wonder Years," it notes.

"Yep, you can now stream the adventurers of Kevin Arnold through Amazon's Prime Instant Video." As Bezos boasted, "We now have deals with CBS, NBCUniversal, Sony, and Warner Bros, and adding Fox will bring the total to more than 11,000 movies and TV shows available for unlimited instant streaming." Amazon debuted its Prime Instant Video service early last year.

Going head to head with Netflix, Prime offers all-you-can-consumer unlimited streaming for $79.99 a year, which works out to $6.64 a month verse Netflix's $7.99, TechCrunch points out. "However, besides the access to unlimited streaming, the $79.99 a year charge nets buyers free 2-day shipping and $3.99 one day shipping," it adds. "With strong platform support, and now 11k titles from Fox, Amazon Prime Instant Video is looking rather tasty."

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